College of Communication and Fine Arts

Troy University


The College of Communication and Fine Arts is just the place to bring out that creative person in you. Whether you find your niche in music, theatre, dance, fine arts, modern languages, communications or writing and journalism, the quality programs of the CCFA are designed to meet your needs.

In the John M. Long School of Music, you will study with world-class music teachers, scholars, conductors, composers and performers. You will be part of a comprehensive choral and instrumental ensemble program that provides more than 200 public performances on campus and across the Southeast each year. You will develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for a successful career in music education or music industry.

Troy University’s Art and Design programs span classical fine arts studies to modern graphic design. From 2D to 3D art studies to photography and design, the Department of Art and Design offers programs that prepare you to be more than just creative employees but agents for cultural, social and economic change.

If communication is your interest, you can find a place at the CCFA’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication. Combining critical thinking with practical, hands-on experience, the students at the Hall School are truly prepared to launch successfully into careers in newspapers, radio, television, public relations, advertising and other fields. These students can gain valuable experience with the University’s student newspaper, The Tropolitan, or on-air with the University’s television network TROY TrojanVision. Communication Studies students will learn at the hands of outstanding faculty the practical application of strategies of persuasion, organizational communication, conflict management and leadership.

If creative writing and literature interest you, if you enjoy expressing yourself in writing, or if you’re looking for a solid foundation for graduate or professional study in law, theology, philosophy, library science or other fields, a major in the Department of English may be right for you. While studying authors from Shakespeare to Rowling, you will hone your critical thinking, writing and editing skills.

And uniting all studies within the CCFA, the Department of Theatre and Dance offers an education that truly encompasses all the arts. Those looking to take the stage, or even those who prefer to remain behind the scenes, can find a place in one of the theatre or dance programs.

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers the major in Spanish, as well as minors in Spanish and Classics. Courses are scheduled regularly in French, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Latin, and Ancient Greek. Language-based study abroad courses are offered each year, along with numerous sections for those who have never studied a second language. We can give you a new tongue!


TROY professor named as official Steinway & Sons Artist

TROY - Dr. Hui-Ting Yang, assistant professor of piano and coordinator of piano activities in Troy University's John M. Long School of Music, has been named as an official Steinway Artist.

Steinway and Sons has cultivated relationships with pianists from every genre and has named close to 1,600 official Steinway Artists worldwide. Artists such as classical pianist Lang Lang, jazz pianist Diana Krall, pop icons Billy Joel and Harry Connick, Jr., as well as the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Arthur Rubinstein have worn the mantle of Steinway Artist.

Steinway Artists must go through a lengthy application process and satisfy three main criteria: have musical ability and recording history, be a currently performing pianist and be a purchaser and owner of their own personal Steinway piano, said Dr. Larry Blocher, Dean of TROY's College of Communication and Fine Arts.

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